Tiinsky
Level 4: Private Eye

Scam, bug or virus? ios

I received a text message today from a relative's phone number.

 

It appeared to read as if it were a text message from Telstra, which read:

 

"Thinking about your experience since you changed your plan on your Mobile, how likely are you to recommend Telstra to a friend or colleague? Please reply with a number between 0 and 10, where 0 = not at all likely and 10 = E"

 

I'm not sure if my relative's plan is with Telstra. The one that apparently sent the message. But what I do know is that my 95-year-old Uncle does not work for Telstra.

 

Plus, we've made no changes to our plan, so that didn't make sense at all.

 

Is this a scam, bug or virus? (Not sure if this is on the right board for this question either.)

 

Just trying to work it out and wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar? Do I need to do more than delete the message?

 

Cheers

Tina

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Scam, bug or virus? ios

It sounds like a scam. Caller IDs can be spoofed easily, so they can make it appear as it's coming from anywhere.

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Dowser
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Scam, bug or virus? ios

It is possible that your 95-year-old Uncle forwarded a message to you that he had received from Telstra.

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